Welcome to Heavenly Yarns!

The Heavenly Yarns storefront

Our shop at 133 High St. in downtown Belfast (click to zoom)


Vintage sunflower image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Vintage sunflower image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Happy Summer!

We will be open on Thursday, July 4 from 11 am until 4 pm.


Di Gilpin Yarn from Scotland is one of the many new items at the shop. And yes, the colors really are this saturated! (Click to zoom)

Di Gilpin Yarn from Scotland is one of the many new items at the shop. And yes, the colors really are this saturated! (Click to zoom)

New Products

We have been busy stocking the store with LOTS of new products, from non-yarn items such as Cocoknits Accessories and Namaste Cases to Wild Wool worsted weight yarn from England and Di Gilpin sport weight yarn from Scotland. And, of course, yarn made right here in Maine! If you haven't seen our beautiful alpaca yarn -- grown and spun in Aroostook County, Maine -- you may want to come in and see before it is sold out!


The Tumbledown Mountain shawlette is on display at our shop. (Click to zoom)

The Tumbledown Mountain shawlette is on display at our shop. (Click to zoom)

Tumbledown Mountain Shawlette

This spring, our Fiber of Maine subscribers received the Tumbledown Mountain shawlette pattern as well as a skein of Caper Sock yarn from String Theory Yarns in Blue Hill. The pattern may be purchased through our shop or directly on Ravelry.

Our subscription service does not ship in December, June, and July. We will resume in August with yarn and a pattern from Maine. We welcome you to join the adventure. A subscription also makes a great gift!


Furniture from Peg Woodworking, Brooklyn, New York, founded by designer/woodworker Kate Casey

Furniture from Peg Woodworking, Brooklyn, New York, founded by designer/woodworker Kate Casey

People Places Things Now Open on High Street

People Places Things, a shop presenting an edited collection of modern vintage and contemporary furnishings, and relevant vintage clothing, opened in June on the second floor of the Masonic Building at 137 High St.

Furniture, textiles and small objects live side by side in the space, tracing a design continuum that emphasizes the people and places behind the things, further explored by forthcoming design-related events.

Owner Elizabeth Oliver is eager to contribute a unique retail experience to the town where she has for resided for nearly a decade. People Places Things combines the support of authentic contemporary design with the thrill of hunting for classic vintage. "I am also interested in combining high and low," Oliver says, "offering both investment and more accessible pieces that, together, represent a strong aesthetic."

For more information, visit People Places Things.


Selection of colorful beads at The Beaded Moose

Selection of colorful beads at The Beaded Moose

The Beaded Moose Opening on Main Street

The Beaded Moose and Hidden Treasures is a bead shop offering tools, kumihimo supplies, Czech glass beads, semi-precious stones, wire, and more. You will also find special treasures, finished jewelry and knitwear (many of the items made with Maine yarns). This is a seasonal shop. Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, Sundays noon to 4 pm. Earlier or later by chance.

For more information, find them on Facebook.


Pink Tourmaline Leaf Earrings with Diamond 18k by Arts in the Park's 2019 Artist of the Year, goldsmith Pamela Hitchcock

Pink Tourmaline Leaf Earrings with Diamond 18k by Arts in the Park's 2019 Artist of the Year, goldsmith Pamela Hitchcock

Arts in the Park

The 24th annual Arts in the Park will take place on July 6 and 7, 10 am to 4 pm both days, in Steamboat Landing Park, with 140 fine artists and artisans from New England and beyond converging on Belfast's waterfront to sell and display their original artwork. Live music all day both days and a great selection of food.

Arts in the Park is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is outstanding, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere. The venue can't be improved: set on the water's edge, right downtown, with sailboats and dinghies moored a few feet away.

For more information, visit Arts in the Park or find them on Facebook.


Belfast Summer Nights music at the Steamboat Landing gazebo

Belfast Summer Nights music at the Steamboat Landing gazebo

Belfast Summer Nights

Belfast Summer Nights has started for the season again, and will run through August 29. This outdoor summer music series is in varying locations in downtown Belfast every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free/donations. Bring your folding chairs and dancing shoes! For more information, find them on Facebook.


Riptide

Riptide

Riptide at Belfast Flying Shoes

Join Belfast Flying Shoes on Friday, July 5, for an evening of contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church St. in Belfast. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a community dance called by Chrissy Fowler. The contra dance begins at 8 pm.

This month's caller is Belfast's own Chrissy Fowler, a founder and leading light of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series.

Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Chrissy will be Riptide. This Maine-based feature band is comprised of local favorites (and Maine Fiddle Camp mainstays) Alden Robinson, fiddle; Glen Loper, mandolin and tenor banjo; and Owen Marshall, guitar. Riptide serves up the Franco-Celtic-American repertoire with a combination of sweetness and energy that is eminently listenable but really must be danced to be believed.

Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson.

For more information, phone 207-338-0979, email belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, visit Belfast Flying Shoes or find them on Facebook.


2019 Maine Celtic Celebration

2019 Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration

The 2019 Maine Celtic Celebration will take place July 19-22.

The Maine Celtic Celebration, featuring music, food, games and dancing, is a three-day, family-oriented celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine.

The Celebration is a "donation only" event. No admission to the shows or workshops will be charged and visitors are free to donate what they feel the event is worth.

Even though this is a celebration of Celtic culture, all are encouraged to attend. Belfast, Maine and the surrounding area was founded and built by the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall and Brittany. John Miller named Belfast after his hometown after he won a flip of the coin. The heritage and culture continues today.

For more information, visit Maine Celtic Celebration or find them on Facebook.


Enjoy a quartet of Senior College summer classes.

Enjoy a quartet of Senior College summer classes.

Senior College Summer Classes

Senior College at Belfast announces a quartet of one-day classes, open to all ages. Membership fees are waived; pay $20 for each class you select. Please bring a brown bag lunch for the 9:30 am-3 pm classes. A tasty snack will be served each morning. All classes will be held at the Hutchinson Center.

Thursday, July 11: Diann Henderson presents a hands-on exploratory course on the Common Lichens of the Maine Forest. Learn to identify and understand the mystery of these common plants. Explore hands-on, and work with a hand lens and sketchbook. Diann is a Master's Degree teacher and a graduate of the Maine Masters Naturalist Program.

Thursday, August 1: Longtime fiction writer Eddie Adelman presents Tell Me a Story, a look at what makes a great novel, movie, memoir or play. Why and how do authors create characters who stay with us and become a part of our culture? Adelman has taught memoir writing at Maine libraries as well as writing a humor column for the Portland Press Herald.

Thursday, August 22: Wendy Kasten, with special guest Sheriff Jeff Trafton, teaches Safe Online Dating for Mature Beginners. Maneuver online dating sites safely and with ease. A longtime teacher, Wendy chairs Aging Well in Waldo County and met her husband online!

Thursday, August 28: Artist Sandi Cirillo guides you through Beginning Drawing. Explore your creative side and learn techniques for creating a good composition. Sandi has been teaching art at Senior College for six years following teaching art to all age levels.

To register online, visit Senior College at Belfast.


Postcard view of Belfast's historic downtown, from the BACC website

Postcard view of Belfast's historic downtown, from the BACC website

More Belfast Events

For more events happening in Belfast in July, please see Our Town Belfast and the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce events pages.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)